Ghana have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their penultimate 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Ethiopia following the wihdrawal of midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.
The 29-year-old, who made a comeback to international duties two months ago after almost four years away, picked a knee injury during the weekend as Inter Milan suffered a 4-1 defeat against Atlanta in Serie A. He is expected to spend some weeks in the treatment room.
"Kwadwo Asamoah has been ruled out of the Ghana versus Ethiopia game due to recurrent knee injury," a Ghana FA statement read.
"The Inter Milan midfielder suffered a swollen knee after their defeat away to Atalanta over the weekend. Asamoah would not be available for Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. According to officials of Inter Milan, Asamoah's condition has been intermittent and there is the need to seek urgent medical attention.
"Coach Kwasi Appiah will not alter his squad. The Black Stars thus travels to Kenya for camping with a 19-man squad. The team begins camping in Kenya on November 12, 2018. The Normalization Committee wishes Kwadwo Asamoah a speedy recovery," the statement added.
Asamoah boasts of 69 caps and four goals for Ghana since making his bow in 2008.
The Black Stars will open their camp in Kenya capital Nairobi on Monday. The remaining 19 players are expected to arrive latest by Tuesday.